I have an XP SP3 Pro machine where I keep all my media. I also have a laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate and another laptop with Windows Vista Home. The thing is I want to be able to not only play my files from my media pc but obviously also transmit new media to and from it. Streaming from this PC is not a problem, this works fine, however when I want to transfer media it's waaay too slow, I'm getting transmission rates between 500 and 650kb/s. I use a D-Link DSL-2640B ADSL2/2+ Modem with Wireless Router, which has a rate of 54mb/s. I also tried to transmit in both directions, it's the same. If I want to transmit from my vista laptop to my pc, the same, from my vista laptop to my win 7 laptop, in every direction it's the same.
I've been googling arround and tried a couple of things:
- Disabled autotuning on win 7 laptop
- Removed Remote Differential Compression on win 7 laptop
- Removed IPv6 from network properties on win 7 laptop
- Cleared DNS Cache on win 7 laptop
- Changed the router setting from: mixed 802.11g & b to 802.11g since we're all in close range.
- Changed the transmission rate of the router to 54mb/s instead of automatic
None of these things actually changed anything I think, or maybe a little, the difference could be arround 100kb/s.
I also read about using netbeui which is supposed to be a faster protocol and disabling netbios in this way, but I didn't try this because It never really sounded that convincing.
I also didn't try to connect both laptops with utp cables and see what their transmission rates were to locate if the problem is maybe the router, I could try this when I get back home. Or if I had two xp machines I could also compare better.
Anybody has any ideas of what I could try next? Because If I want to copy an 8gb game this takes 4hours, which is slower than actually downloading it :o